Rising Damp is a result a capillary action i.e., the flow of water from the ground against gravity. This is usually due to a lack of a physical damp-proof course [dpc].
The main sorts of fungal decay can be divided into two types, the so-called Wet Rots of which Cellar Fungus (Coniophora puteana) is the most widespread..
A number of differing species have evolved, but, in this country, the most widespread by far and therefore the most important one to deal with is the common woodworm…
Hydrostatic pressure will force water into the property at another point, if the “tanking” is not complete and up to damp course level. The cost of useable floor space..